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January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

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When it comes to cruises, January is the best time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It's right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Get 50% off worldwide cruises, $1 deposits, up to $500 OBC and more!

Cruise deals that are available right now:

P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

Free room upgrade on sailings

Available on select cruises from December 2020 - September 2022. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Norfolk Island and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Luxury Escapes

Up to 61% off Australia holiday packages

Available on select dates until December 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

10-night New Year's Eve cruise + Free room upgrade from $1,399

Available on departure from 27-30 December 2020 and 27-30 December 2021. Destinations include Noumea, Isle Of Pines, Lifou, Norfolk Island and Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

School Holiday cruises from $349

Available on select dates from December 2020 - September 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane, Wellington, Vanuatu and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to $1,500 off 2021 worldwide voyages

Available on select 2021 dates. Destinations include Cairo, Cambodia, Peru, India, Russia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to $700 off River Heritage Club members

Available on select 2021 dates. Destinations include India, France, Portugal, Spain, Egypt and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Luxury Escapes

South Australia: Up 28% off Murray River paddlewheeler cruise

Available on select dates from November 2020 - March 2021. Includes all meals, onshore tours, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, nightly live entertainment, onboard presentations and return transfers to Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

Destination International

10-night South Pacific cruise from $799

Available for travel in 28 June 2021. Includes accommodation and onboard meals. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

G Adventures

Up to $427 off worldwide sailings

Available on select sail dates from October 2020 and May 2021 to Cuba, Croatia, Maldives, Thailand, Geece and more. T&Cs apply.

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U River Cruises U River Cruises

U River Cruises

Up to 10% off Europe cruises

Available on select 2021 travel dates when you pay 3 days after booking. Destinations include Vienna, Belgrade, Amsterdam, Brussels and more. T&Cs apply.

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Travel Talk Travel Talk

Travel Talk

Up to 50% off Turkey sailings

Available on select travel dates in 2020 and 2021. Package includes accommodation, meals, transfers and guide. T&Cs apply.

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Cruise Direct Cruise Direct

Cruise Direct

Last minute cruises from USD$109

Available on select dates in 2020 to Australia, New Zealand, London, Amsterdam, Italy, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to 10% off 2021 cruises

Available on select 2021 dates to Asia, Europe, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

One-way cruises from $236

Available on select dates in 2021 and 2022 to Adelaide, Brisbane, Albany, Thailand, Singapore and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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7 Sep 2020 Free room upgrade on sailings ********
23 Sep 2020 Up to 61% off Australia holiday packages ********
7 Sep 2020 10-night New Year's Eve cruise + Free room upgrade from $1,399 ********
7 Sep 2020 School Holiday cruises from $349 ********
4 Sep 2020 Up to $1,500 off 2021 worldwide voyages ********

Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


Frequently asked questions about January cruise sales

How to find the best cruise deals

  • Be flexible. Booking in advance can help you save when booking a cruise. The further out your travel dates are, the more likely you'll be able to secure a deal with more options available, too. Consider booking outside of school holiday periods and peak season to avoid inflated prices.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises feature water slides and kids'clubs, whereas others feature themed dinners, spa experiences and cabaret shows that are enticing to a more mature audience. Check out our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that suits the needs of everyone you're travelling with.
  • Consider the deposit and cancellation policy prior to booking. A great deal can be enticing, but there are other factors to consider before you press "book now". Check the cruise lines website for the cancellation policy prior to booking to see how cancelling will affect your booking if you change your mind or if travelling during your selected dates is no longer viable.
  • Travel last minute. It may not be an option for everyone to travel on a whim, but it doesn't benefit a cruise line to sail with empty rooms. Look at departure dates coming up soon and look out for discounted deals. To get you feeling inspired, check out our curated list of the best places to cruise to in January.
  • Contemplate the deal. Cruise lines often offer deals that can be as trivial as offering free ice cream for the duration of your trip. It's better to look out for deals that include discounts on the cruise itself, free flights and onboard credits. Looking out for these deals will save you from spending money in other areas of your trip.
  • Stay inside. Booking an interior cabin can help you to save big. Although you will be giving up a room with a window, it's not a far walk to access panoramic ocean views from a deck.

Which cruise lines offer great deals?

  • P&O. You can secure $1 deposits and get up to $450 OBC by booking with P&O before the end of the month.
  • Holland America. You can save big with up to 45% off cruises with a free room upgrade and up to US$500 OBC in January.
  • Royal Caribbean. Book with Royal Caribbean and get up to 40% off cruises with US$400 OBC.
  • Uniworld. There's never been a better time to cruise solo thanks to Uniworld reducing their Single Supplement by 50%.

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